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Talk About It



Something on your mind?

Get free help from Ozark Center counselors without saying who you are through our Talk About It texting program. Our counselors are on call 24 hours a day to communicate with you by text or computer confidentially and conveniently.

We can help with issues such as:
  • Problems related to aftermath of the May 22, 2011, tornado
  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Involved in harmful marriage/relationship
  • Lonely or depressed
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • School bullying
  • Problems at school, work, or home that interfere with daily living
Ready to get started?
  • Register online
  • Choose 1-2 words to describe your issue:
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Substance abuse
    • Child/adolescent problems
    • Domestic violence
    • Self-harm
    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Parenting
    • Housing
    • Eating issues
    • Sleep issues
    • Relationship issues
    • Bullying
    • Other
  • Text the following to 85130:
    "(One word describing your issue). Crisis Counselor. (Explain your problem)."

    Example text:
    Stress. Crisis Counselor. I’ve been working 50 hours a week and I’m a single parent. Can you give me some ideas to help handle the stress in my life?
Funding for this project was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health and Joplin Tornado First Response Fund.